1845 - Yes, date unknown
|1. ||Hellen Alexa Cairncross was born 1845, Queensland; was christened 09 Dec 1845, Queensland (daughter of William Cairncross and Elizabeth Mary Edmondstone); died Yes, date unknown. |
Hellen married Robert West Mayne 14 Jun 1869, St john's Church, Brisbane, Queensland. [Group Sheet]
MAYNE-CAIRNCROSS. - On the 14th June, by license, at St. John's Church, Brisbane, by the Rev. John Sutton, Robert West Mayne, Esq., J.P., of Jimbour, Darling Downs, to Helen Alexa, eldest daughter of William Cairncross, Esq., of Brisbane. No cards.
transcribed from 'The Queenslander' Saturday, 19th June 1869
|2. ||William Cairncross was born 1815; died 22 Jun 1896, 'Colmslie', Lytton Rd, Bulimba, Qld; was buried South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane. |
- Life Story: 27 Jun 1896; Death of Mr. Wm. Cairncross.
An old and respected resident of Brisbane has passed away in the person of Mr. William Cairncross, who died at his residence, Colmslie, Bulimba, Monday afternoon. The deceased gentleman was born in Cape Colony about two years before the battle of Waterloo, and when a lad removed to St. Helena with his father, who was a grain merchant. At that time the island formed a point of call for vessels trading with the Cape, India, and China, besides which the British garrison maintained in it during the captivity of the Emperor Napoleon and for a few years afterwards lent the place importance, which the adoption of steam and opening of the Suez Canal transferred in some degree to Malta and Gibraltar. Mr. Cairncross paid a short visit to England, "in the days when William IV was king," and ever retained a vivid recollection of his ride on the Liverpool to Manchester Railway, which was the only one in the British Empire, in fact in the world. He followed seafaring pursuits, and again visited London, in 1837,
when he witnessed the coronation procession of Queen Victoria. After once more engaging in whaling in the South Seas, one of the chief indus- tries of infant Australia, he arrived in Port Jackson in the barque Nocturne, of which he was part owner, and settled down in Sydney in 1838. After a tem- porary residence in the New England district, he finally removed in 1846 to Brisbane, where he resided until his death. Shortly after his arrival he purhased from Sir Archibald Michie the block of land at the corner of Queen and Albert streets, which still belongs to his family, and after erecting build- ings on it entered into business, from which he retired in 1853. The same year he made his home at Colmslie, so well known on the Brisbane River, and resided there almost continuously for forty-three years, Mr. Cairncross, although never taking a prominent part in public life, always displayed a warm interest in matters affecting the general welfare. Only a few weeks ago we published an address by the
Rev. D. F. Mitchell, South Brisbane Presbyterian Church, in which reference was made to the fact that Mr. Cairncross was the only survivor of the twelve trustees appointed in 1849 for the first Presbyterian Church in Moreton Bay. In 1842 Mr. Cairncross married a sister of the late Hon. George Edmondstone, M.L.C., a member of the first Queensland Legislative Assembly, and second Mayor of the City of Brisbane. By this marriage there were seven daughters, two of whom are widows of the late Mr. R. W. Mayne and Mr. Wm. Dalley, solicitor, respectively. Another is married to the Hon. A. J. Thynne, Postmaster-General of Queensland, and the youngest to Mr. C. A. B. Campion, district inspector of the Australian Joint Stock Bank, Limited. three being unmarried. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon.
Transcribed from 'The Queenslander' Saturday 27th June 1896
William — Elizabeth Mary Edmondstone. Elizabeth (daughter of William Edmundston / Edmondstone and Alexandrina (Alexa) Farquharson) was born 1817; died 30 May 1879, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland; was buried South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane. [Group Sheet]
|3. ||Elizabeth Mary Edmondstone was born 1817 (daughter of William Edmundston / Edmondstone and Alexandrina (Alexa) Farquharson); died 30 May 1879, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland; was buried South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane. |
CAIRNCROSS On the 30th May, at the residence of Mr. Wm. Dalby, Shafston Estate, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. William Cairncross, of Bulimba.
Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Wednesday 4th June 1879
- 1. Hellen Alexa Cairncross was born 1845, Queensland; was christened 09 Dec 1845, Queensland; died Yes, date unknown.
- Mary Williamina Cairncross was born 30 Apr 1848, Queensland; was christened 30 Apr 1848, Queensland; died 13 Apr 1918, Brisbane, Qld; was buried 15 Apr 1918, South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane.
- Jane Georgiana Cairncross was born 1850, Queensland; was christened 18 Dec 1850, Queensland; died 1 Feb 1908, Qld; was buried South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane.
- Rachel Elizabeth Cairncross was born 1853, Queensland; was christened 17 May 1853, Queensland; died 05 Dec 1931, Brisbane, Qld; was buried South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane.
- Millecent Ann Cairncross was born 12 Apr 1856, Brisbane, Qld; died 9 Oct 1921, Qld; was buried South Brisbane General Cemetery, Brisbane.
- Fanny Matilda Cairncross was born 04 Jan 1860, Queensland; died 1937, Qld.
- Robina Johanna Williams Cairncross was born 30 Oct 1863, Queensland; died Yes, date unknown.